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Audit mandates MS SQL service accounts  expiration: whats practice out there

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Audit mandated we must enable  password expiry for MS SQL accounts though we say they're service accounts:

from DBA: change cannot be implemented as it will expire service accounts
Set the 'CHECK_EXPIRATION' Option to ON for All SQL Authenticated Logins Within the Sysadmin Role

What's the practice out there?  
Can we automate changing the password quarterly & yet not affect service accounts (which I assume
do not need to know the password)?  One of them is nagios

Or set the accounts to non-interactive & how to do it for MS SQL?
Chris Geraghty

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